|Jens Henrik Pedersen☆☆☆☆☆
|If the earth is considered as a calorimeter, how much will our energy consumption heat up the atmosphere?|
Our energy consumption will heat up the atmosphere slightly more than the global warming - maybe twice the global warming.
For comparison the heat radiation from the sun is about 10,000 times greater.
Ice on the earth is a part of the calorimeter too. It cools down the global warming.
It looks like the radiation from the sun is decreasing at the moment.
The global warming would actually be worse, if this wasn't the case.
If everything is taken into account the radiation from the sun towards the earth is the same as the radiation back to space and it has always been so - CO2 or not.
The heat follows the wind.
The coriolis force makes wind turn right on the northern hemisphere and makes the wind turn left on the southern hemishpere. This creates two separate systems on the northern and the southern hemispheres.
Most of our energy production is on the northern hemisphere. It creates global warming despite the radiation from the sun actually is decreasing at the moment. The heat passes the north pole, melts some ice while and cools down a bit.
Our energy production is much smaller on the southern hemisphere and some places the decrease of the radiation from the sun makes the temperature lower than normal and the amount of ice on the south pole is actually increasing at the moment.
Clouds prevent radiation from returning to space.
In wintertime the temperature is easily 10 o C higher during nighttime when cloudy.
Clouds also prevent radiation towards earth.
In summertime the temperature is easily 10 o C lower during daytime when cloudy.
Clouds and CO2 don't increase or decrease the global warming.
They act like buffers and equalize the temperatures.
The temperatures on the moon vary between -170 o C and +130 o C.
The earth and the moon are about the same distance from the sun and if there were no clouds or greenhouse gases here, the temperatures would be similar on the earth.
Clouds, CO2 and other greenhouse gases prevent low temperatures on the earth, but they also prevent high temperatures.
They make the middle temperature on the north and south pole warmer and makes the middle temperature near equator lower.
The temperatures of the oceans near equator is decreasing at the moment.
All in all clouds, CO2 and other greenhouse gases don't change the middle temperature on earth.
They equalize it.
It is our energy consumption which causes the global warming.
Ice cools the temperature.
Ice uses energy to melt and ice lowers the temperature.
There are way more ice on the earth, than our energy consumption.
It will take under 1 % of all the ice on the earth to cover up for all fossil fuels both in the past and in the future.
Melting ice is a slow process and the heat has to move to the poles before it can melt any ice.
Making the heat is much quicker than melting ice.
Some of the energy also heats up the ground and the oceans.
The earth can be considered as a calorimeter, but it is more complexed.
There are other smaller systems within the system.
An ocean is separate systems.
A desert is separate syatems.
A rainforest is separate systems.
The north pole and the south pole are separate systems.
The conditions change when wind transports air from one system to another.
If there is ice in water in a calorimeter, the water is accepted as 0 o C.
This is not the case on the earth, where there are open connections between the iced waters on the poles and the warm waters near equator.
There is a way out of the increasing the temperatures from our energy consumption.
The energy from the sun has always caused waves and wind on the earth without increasing the temperature.
The sun even causes the temperature to rise maybe 10 o C on a single day and cooling it down again during the night without causing global warming.
If we can use the circuits of the energy from the sun, we can live without global warming.
Arguments for this theory.
The global warming is proportional with both CO2 and our energy consumption.
The global warming is accumulated. It has increased slowly over the last 100 years.
The behavior of the global warming points more in the direction of a calorimeter than prevention of radiation back to space.
Our energy consumption both heats up the atmosphere and produces CO2.
The CO2 theory neglects the heat from our energy consumption and says that CO2 prevents radiation back into space, so the atmosphere heats up with the same amount of heat, that was neglected in the first place. This doesn't seem likely.